Nasser Haidar, a Research Analyst for the NATO Association of Canada, had the privilege to attend the 2018 United Nations General Assembly and in particular, the High-Level Meeting on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. He gives us his take on the developments of that day and what it could mean for one of the world’s most persistent and continuously relevant security threats.
The Eastern Mediterranean is without a doubt a conflict-prone geographic location. Most consider the conflicts between Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and occasionally, Egypt, when discussing the region, but new players are clashing with one another, and this time, they’re allies. While the world looks at nearby Syria, it has been Turkey, Cyprus and Greece that […]
From a local southern Lebanese guerrilla force to a huge regional player, Hezbollah has made many friends and foes. It’s implications for the Lebanese state, to states where similar replica are now emerging, the militia force has come to represent a rising theme and issue in the Middle East: the militia and it’s parallel state.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but how much more would they be worth if they were also a secure form of communication? From a security perspective, it could be quite a lot. With the introduction of advanced personal technology, states around the world have focused on intelligence gathering, and armies have focused […]
Ideology A peculiar thing about those that choose a life of extremism, is that despite all their flair for violence, they are extraordinarily ordinary. They are people, just like us, and they have a deeply articulated cause that they think is worthy of death. Amarnath Amarsingam wonders why we’re asking the wrong questions when it […]